Design Tip: Leveraging Low-Volume Injection Molding

Investing $50,000 or more in high-volume steel tooling is an inherent financial risk that comes with a move to large-scale production. Compounding the risk is months of idle time as you wait on your steel tool to be ready when you could be iterating part design or even producing products that generate revenue.

Proto Lab’s rapid injection molding process can help mitigate financial and product development risks so you’re better prepared for an eventual shift into mass production of plastic parts. Our latest Design Tip covers common injection molding considerations — surface finish, draft, wall thickness, radii — that should be addressed early in the design process.

Read our full Design Tip here.

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